|SpaceX Progress Updated for Media|
Mission milestones of the first commercial spaceflight to visit the International Space Station are recapped at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Texas.
Keywords: NASA; ISS; SpaceX; Dragon
|"Wet Dress" Completed for NASA Test Flight|
SpaceX has completed a "Wet Dress Rehearsal" on its Falcon 9 rocket for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) demonstration flight to the International Space Station on Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The rocket was hoisted into position on the launch pad on Feb 29, and the test began in the morning of March 1 with loading of propellants aboard the launch vehicle...
Keywords: NASA; SpaceX; Test; Wet
|NASA/SpaceX Hold NASA Social for Falcon 9 Launch|
NASA and Space Exploration Technologies invited a group of their social media followers to a NASA Social at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The event was in anticipation of the launch of SpaceX's second Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) demonstration flight. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket is targeted to lift off at 4:55 a.m. EDT on May 19, in an attempt to become the first commercial company to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station.
Keywords: Where -- Florida; NASA; Social; SpaceX
|Dragon: Flown Home!|
The SpaceX mission that sent the first commercial spacecraft to the International Space Station is recapped following its return to Earth.
Keywords: NASA; ISS; SpaceX; Dragon; Splashdown; Briefing
|SpaceX Mission Moving On|
The status of the SpaceX mission is updated during a briefing at NASA's Johnson Space Center on May 24. The demonstration flight of the uncrewed Dragon capsule is the first commercial spacecraft journeying to the International Space Station.
Keywords: NASA; ISS; Dragon; SpaceX; Mission; Status; Briefing
|Station Begins Dragon's Release for Flight Home|
The SpaceX Dragon capsule is un-berthed from the International Space Station after becoming the first commercial spacecraft to visit the orbiting laboratory.
Keywords: NASA; ISS; SpaceX; Dragon; Un-berth; release
|SPACEX/NASA DISCUSS LAUNCH ABORT OF FALCON 9 ROCKET|
During a press briefing at The Kennedy Space Center on May 19, SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell and NASA Commercial Crew and Cargo Program Manager Alan Lindenmoyer discussed the launch abort of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule on a demonstration flight to the International Space Station. Early data shows that high chamber pressure in Engine #5 caused a cutoff of all nine engines at T- 0.5 seconds...
Keywords: What -- Opportunity; SpaceX; Post; Scrub; Briefing; 051912
|Spacex Falcon 9 Rocket Performs Launch Dress Rehearsal|
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was rolled to the company's Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on April 29. The rocket then was lifted into place for a static fire test of the rocket's Merlin engines on April 30. Time lapse video also captured the preparations for the launch rehearsal on April 29.During the test, SpaceX engineers ran through all countdown processes as though it were launch day...
Keywords: Spacex; Falcon; Rocket; Performs; Launch; Dress; Rehearsal
|SPACEX ABORTS LAUNCH OF FALCON 9 ROCKET|
On Saturday, May 19, SpaceX aborted the planned launch of its Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule on a demonstration flight toward the International Space Station. Early data shows that high chamber pressure in Engine #5 caused a cutoff of all nine engines at T- 0.5 seconds. SpaceX will continue to look at the data and inspect the engine before setting a new launch date. The next possible opportunity is May 22 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida...
Keywords: Where -- Florida; What -- Opportunity; SpaceX; Aborts; Launch
|NASA Administrator Congratulates ISS Crew on SpaceX Milestone|
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden phones Expedition 31 crew members Don Pettit, Joe Acaba and Andre Kuipers aboard the International Space Station following their successful grappling and berthing to the orbiting laboratory of SpaceX's uncrewed Dragon capsule on May 25, 2012. Dragon is the first commercial spacecraft to travel to the ISS.
Keywords: Who -- Charles Bolden; NASA; ISS; SpaceX; Administrator; Bolden
|NASA/Spacex Discuss Upcoming Launch and Mission To ISS|
Officials from NASA and SpaceX held a press briefing at the Kennedy Space Center to discuss the second SpaceX demonstration launch for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS), scheduled for liftoff on Saturday, May 19. The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule will occur from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. There is a single instantaneous launch opportunity at 4:55 a.m...
Keywords: What -- Opportunity; Where -- Florida; NASA; SpaceX; Prelauch; Briefing
|SpaceX Dragon Splashes Down|
After its successful stay at the ISS, the world's first commercial spacecraft to journey to the orbiting complex returns to Earth with a safe splashdown in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California.
Keywords: What -- Earth; Where -- Pacific Ocean; NASA; ISS; SpaceX; Dragon; Splashdown
|SpaceX Capsule Grappled, Berthed to ISS|
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit of NASA and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers used the station's Canadarm2 robotic arm to grapple and berth SpaceX's Dragon cargo craft to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module May 25, three days after the spacecraft was launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on a history-making mission as the first commercial vehicle to deliver cargo to the outpost...
Keywords: What -- Earth; Where -- Pacific Ocean; Where -- Florida; NASA; ISS; SpaceX; Dragon; Berth; Grapple
|Bolden Visits SpaceX on This Week @NASA|
NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden visited the facilities of Space Exploration Technologies in Texas and California following the successful round-trip of the company's Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. Dragon demonstrated its ability to maneuver and berth to the ISS, then make its safe return to Earth. Also, chasing dreams at Langley; record-breaking engine test; networking for the future; new site for Curiosity; NuSTAR makes orbit; and more.
Keywords: What -- Earth; Where -- California; What -- NuSTAR; Where -- Texas; Bolden; Visits; SpaceX; on; This; Week; @NASA